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Re: [whatwg] Submitting contentEditable Content In A Form -- also in SVG and audio contexts

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 01:26:46 +0000 (UTC)
To: David Dailey <ddailey@zoominternet.net>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1210180126190.2471@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: 'whatwg' <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>, ayg@aryeh.name
On Wed, 17 Oct 2012, David Dailey wrote:
>
> I don't know if this matters or not, but at some point in time, other 
> standards than HTML like <svg> or <audio> might receive sensible 
> proposals to allow other media (than just text) to be contentEditable.
> 
> Just as it makes sense to have built in text editors (imagine the 
> spectrum ranging from <textarea> to rich web content editors like in 
> Google+ and beyond) in a spec that deals with text (as in HyperText ML 
> handling such routine things as word-wrap, backspace, delete, select, 
> copy, paste etc.), so might it make sense to have a default 
> (cross-browser-consistent) generic drawing pad that produces structured 
> graphical objects (and not just silly pixelbits) built into a graphical 
> element or a default (cross-browser-consistent) sound studio built into 
> audio objects. The GUI interfaces for these things have been pretty 
> consistent since MacDraw in 1984 and SoundEdit in 1986 so any patents 
> with the oft-replicated interface would have expired by now.
> 
> I'm not saying that coherent proposals that meet the acceptance of the 
> standards community for such will emerge in the next few years, but at 
> some time, the logic for them is likely to eventually overcome the 
> resistance. And, in the meantime, it might make sense to make sure that 
> what is done with the stuff in HTML is consistent with the broader 
> spectrum of possible use cases that will emerge in the future.

That seems reasonable in general. Did you have anything specific in mind 
that isn't consistent in this way?

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